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      09-05-2019, 10:54 AM   #1
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Changing BMW M6 Gran Coupe Grill to newer version

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I was just searching the internet and I saw this salvaged car has the newer angled BMW Kidney Grills, does anyone know where I could get them?

https://www.copart.com/lot/43856549
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Those are standard 6 series grills. You can easily pick one off the sales forum here for under $100
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      09-05-2019, 11:01 AM   #3
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Those are standard 6 series grills. You can easily pick one off the sales forum here for under $100
It looks like they have a black border though

It is this: https://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/3...E-FOR-6-SERIES
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Those are standard 6 series grills. You can easily pick one off the sales forum here for under $100
It looks like they have a black border though

It is this: https://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/3...E-FOR-6-SERIES
No they dont sell them that way. Those were either bought as a black set and swapped the centers, or the trim was removed, painted, and reapplied
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No they dont sell them that way. Those were either bought as a black set and swapped the centers, or the trim was removed, painted, and reapplied
That is not correct. These are the stock "black" grilles that can be ordered new with the car as an option. These are not aftermarket or modified in any way. I have these on one of my 6's. They look sharp on darker cars. Lighter cars, like white, look better with all black grills.
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No they dont sell them that way. Those were either bought as a black set and swapped the centers, or the trim was removed, painted, and reapplied
That is not correct. These are the stock "black" grilles that can be ordered new with the car as an option. These are not aftermarket or modified in any way. I have these on one of my 6's. They look sharp on darker cars. Lighter cars, like white, look better with all black grills.
The black trim with the chrome inserts? I have never seen that - sorry for the confusion on my end then
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I am thinking of getting these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-12-...k/163546537738

they should fit my 2016 bmw m6 gran coupe correct?
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I am thinking of getting these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-12-...k/163546537738

they should fit my 2016 bmw m6 gran coupe correct?
I canít speak to that set you linked, but another forum member recommended this set to me (link below) and I purchased it as well. Fast shipping and the fit is great. Fair warning though, replacing them is a big pain if you do it without removing the bumper.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-M6-...MAAOSwbLZa-QSk
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I canít speak to that set you linked, but another forum member recommended this set to me (link below) and I purchased it as well. Fast shipping and the fit is great. Fair warning though, replacing them is a big pain if you do it without removing the bumper.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-M6-...MAAOSwbLZa-QSk
Thanks for the link and heads up. Im most likely going to go to the dealership to get it installed because they said its 0.5 hours of labor

I am actually trying to get the single strip ones because it has that cool angle, sharp look versus the bland round look the M version has
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I'm slightly confused...if you have an M6, is there a reason you want to install the pre facelift (pre LCI) kidney grill from the regular f06/f12/f13 (grand coupe`/vert/coupe)?

The color of the kidney slats and surround can vary based on what an owner wants to do with them in regards to colorization...but the original design of the kidney grill's differences are the number or type of slats. The early versions have 10 slats, the LCI has 9 slats, and the M models have 6 double slats.

The standard pre-LCI kidney grills for the non-M 6 series have 10 slats in each grill.



The LCI kidney grills for the non-m 6 series have 9 slats.



The M6 kidney grills have 6 double slats:


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I'm slightly confused...if you have an M6, is there a reason you want to install the pre facelift (pre LCI) kidney grill from the regular f06/f12/f13 (grand coupe`/vert/coupe)?

The color of the kidney slats and surround can vary based on what an owner wants to do with them in regards to colorization...but the original design of the kidney grill's differences are the number or type of slats. The early versions have 10 slats, the LCI has 9 slats, and the M models have 6 double slats.

The standard pre-LCI kidney grills for the non-M 6 series have 10 slats in each grill.



The LCI kidney grills for the non-m 6 series have 9 slats.



The M6 kidney grills have 6 double slats:


I have a 2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe with chrome trim but i want the 1 strip grill in black. I am most likely getting this: https://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/3...E-FOR-6-SERIES

I think it looks better than the stock

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I'm slightly confused...if you have an M6, is there a reason you want to install the pre facelift (pre LCI) kidney grill from the regular f06/f12/f13 (grand coupe`/vert/coupe)?

The color of the kidney slats and surround can vary based on what an owner wants to do with them in regards to colorization...but the original design of the kidney grill's differences are the number or type of slats. The early versions have 10 slats, the LCI has 9 slats, and the M models have 6 double slats.

The standard pre-LCI kidney grills for the non-M 6 series have 10 slats in each grill.



The LCI kidney grills for the non-m 6 series have 9 slats.



The M6 kidney grills have 6 double slats:


I have a 2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe with chrome trim but i want the 1 strip grill in black. I am most likely getting this: https://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/3...E-FOR-6-SERIES

I think it looks better than the stock
It does look better black, i think he is saying they have the all black but the M version to better match your car

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-BMW...-/223101983500

Those are black, but the non M -
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I'm slightly confused...if you have an M6, is there a reason you want to install the pre facelift (pre LCI) kidney grill from the regular f06/f12/f13 (grand coupe`/vert/coupe)?

The color of the kidney slats and surround can vary based on what an owner wants to do with them in regards to colorization...but the original design of the kidney grill's differences are the number or type of slats. The early versions have 10 slats, the LCI has 9 slats, and the M models have 6 double slats.

The standard pre-LCI kidney grills for the non-M 6 series have 10 slats in each grill.



The LCI kidney grills for the non-m 6 series have 9 slats.



The M6 kidney grills have 6 double slats:




Haha maybe with all those posers putting M6 badges and grills on standard 6 series cars, he's trying to balance out the universe and restore order by putting grills from a 640 onto his M6?
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To me, the single slat look more aggressive than the double. I have both.
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And we have the double black slates for the M6
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Haha maybe with all those posers putting M6 badges and grills on standard 6 series cars, he's trying to balance out the universe and restore order by putting grills from a 640 onto his M6?
yep...this will definitely be a step in tipping the scale in the other direction.

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And we have the double black slates for the M6
Just to clarify...I intentionally didn't go into the various color combination & mainly focused on the basic 3 different "slat" designs...but you are absolutely correct that the M6 grills can come in all black (or all chrome or a varied combination):
  • all black
  • all chrome
  • combination of black & chrome (aka chrome surround/black slats or black surround/chrome slats)
  • addition of the 3 ///M colors painted or adhered to some of the slats.



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yep...this will definitely be a step in tipping the scale in the other direction.



Just to clarify...I intentionally didn't go into the various color combination & mainly focused on the basic 3 different "slat" designs...but you are absolutely correct that the M6 grills can come in all black (or all chrome or a varied combination:
  • all black
  • all chrome
  • combination of black & chrome (aka chrome surround/black slats or black surround/chrome slats)
  • addition of the 3 ///M colors painted or adhered to a some of the slats.



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